AT&T Cybersecurity announces 2021 ‘Partners of the Year Awards’ Winners

March 16, 2021 | Graham Pearson

It is with great pleasure we announce today Softcat as AT&T Cybersecurity’s ‘2021 Global Partner of the Year’.

Softcat are among seven other category winners who have achieved exceptional growth in 2020, demonstrating great dedication and collaboration to the AT&T Cybersecurity Partner Program.

It is a honor to work with such a resilient and hardworking partner community, who throughout one of our most turbulent years in our lifetime, have continued to perform at an exceptional level.

I’m delighted to share our full list of winners for the 2021 Partner of the Year Awards, along with their comments below:

Global Awards

Global Partner of the Year:  Softcat

We are absolutely delighted to be named AT&T Cybersecurity’s Global Partner of the Year 2021. We are so proud of the collaborative relationship we have developed with the AT&T team over the last 4 years and this award is a testament to that and the significant growth we have delivered with them during what has been a challenging year. It also reflects our ambition to always provide our customers with the best Managed SIEM solution available in the marketplace.

  • Matthew Helling, Head of Cyber Security Services at Softcat

 Growth Partner of the Year:  AVCtechnologies

AVC Technologies is truly honored and thrilled to win this award. It is a testament of our hard-working SOC (Security Operations Center) who continue to deliver exceptional service and value around the AT&T USM platform along with our high-flying sales team that has done an excellent job demonstrating the business value to our customers. We look forward to another great year of explosive growth with AT&T!

  • Faisal Bhutto, President Cloud & Cybersecurity

New Partner of the Year:  Spark New Zealand

Spark New Zealand is delighted to be recognised as New Partner of the Year for 2021. Spark is a prominent reseller of USM in New Zealand and also provides 24/7 security support to customers. The combination of AT&T and Spark’s security offering have been attractive within our highly competitive market. Thank you to AT&T who have been so supportive in this relationship. We look forward to delivering more great outcomes for our shared customers.

  • Josh Bahlman, Chief Information Security Officer 

Distributor of the Year:  Ingram Micro

Today’s cyber-attacks and the criminals behind them are relentless and growing in sophistication. As an industry we must work together across the varying platforms to build and manage security.  AT&T Cybersecurity continues to answer the call from our channel partners for comprehensive and scalable cybersecurity solutions they can deploy and manage with confidence. As a distribution partner for AT&T Cybersecurity, it is an honor to once again be recognized with this award.

  • Eric Kohl, vice president, Security and Data Center, Ingram Micro

Regional Awards

These awards recognize partners that had the highest sales bookings in each of the 4 regions during last year.

North American Partner of the Year:  Avertium

It is truly an honor to be recognized as AT&T Cybersecurity's North American Partner of the Year for the fourth consecutive year.  This award is a testament to Avertium's commitment to excellence and would not be possible without the long-term relationships we've developed with AT&T Cybersecurity and our many customers.  We are excited to continue driving meaningful security outcomes for customers around the world in 2021 and beyond!

  • Paul Caiazzo, SVP, Corporate Development

EMEA Partner of the Year: Six Degrees

It is great news and an honour for Six Degrees to receive this award from AT&T.  Our team has worked closely with AT&T over many years to deliver fully managed 24x7 Cyber Security Operations Centre (CSOC) services to clients in both the public and private sectors. From the support that we receive from the AT&T team, through to our consultancy-led, project managed onboarding process, focused system tuning and on into our CSOC service and support, this relationship  has enabled us to grow, develop and succeed.  We look forward to many continued years of growth, cyber security service excellence and continued professional delivery with AT&T as a trusted partner by our side.

  • Robert Sugrue, Cyber Security Product Director – Six Degrees

APAC Partner of the Year:  Loop Secure

Loop is thrilled to win the APAC partner of the year for our second consecutive year! Our Melbourne-based 24x7 SOC has experienced massive growth in the last year and this award highlights the shift in organisations’ mindsets in the last 12 months, as technology becomes even more mission critical for their business to operate. USM Anywhere has provided an important role in our technology stack and we are excited to continue our deep relationship and work with our clients to help them control the impacts of these serious and growing cyber-attacks.

  • Patrick Butler, CEO, Loop Secure

Latin American Partner of the Year: GMS

GMS is thrilled to be named Latin American Partner of the Year for 2021. For more than five years, this relationship has thrived on teamwork and a shared commitment to the customer in order to build our regional success story. AT&T’s solutions have been central in the development of our MSSP business, and their continued innovation has been key in addressing the ever-evolving challenges faced by our clients in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia. We look forward to strengthening our relationship and continuing to work together in providing optimal security to our customers.

  • Esteban Lubensky, Executive President

Congratulations again to all our winners!

Find out more about our partner program

The AT&T Cybersecurity Partner Program enables leading MSSPs, System Integrators and Corporate Resellers to offer and support AT&T Cybersecurity solutions in the global marketplace. With a strong focus on partner enablement, the program is designed to help partners create new opportunities for business growth, expansion, and profitability.

If you are interested in becoming an AT&T Cybersecurity partner, you can learn more about the AT&T Cybersecurity Partner Program here.

* AT&T Cybersecurity and its affiliates and any participant(s) in the AT&T Cybersecurity MSSP Partner Program undertake their respective obligations as independent contractors.  Participation in the MSSP Program does not, and is not intended to, create any employment, agency, distributorship, franchise, joint venture, legal partnership, or other similar legal relationship between an MSSP Program participant and AT&T Cybersecurity or its affiliates.

Graham Pearson

About the Author: Graham Pearson

General Manager and Area VP Global Partner Sales. Graham Pearson joined ATT Cybersecurity in 2018 and heads up the global channel programs. Graham has more than 20 years experience building and leading distribution, channel and sales organizations in security. He has led teams at Okta, Oracle and CA.

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